Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Santa had lots of helpers:
Christmas Eve Georgia held auditions for the position of Christmas Day Santa. Even little Aiden was keen to try out.
Michael got the job:
Boxing Day is always an energetic day for the young in this family. A shade cloth under a tree suits me better these days.
Little Aiden just loved every minute of it all, anything the bigger kids can do, he will be in there giving it a go.
Now it's time for farm fun.
Friday, 27 December 2013
I can only post one photo (due to my lack of technical savvy when it comes to my travelli ng companion) so I've had to think about this. A traditional Christmas for me has always been about family and children. What the family eats isn't as important as the games we play. The games change depending on where we are and the age of the children.
But there is one tradition that hasn't changed since I was a child, the adults do the preparing and cooking and the children do the dishes. I can clearly remember drying tbe dishes after Christmas dinner, laughing with my brothers and sisters and us all competing to be the champion tea towel flicker. My children have had their turn, now it's my grandchildren who laugh and clown around in the kitchen.
Want to learn about holiday traditions in other towns around the world? Just go here http://mytownshootout.blogspot.co.nz/
Friday, 20 December 2013
Little children in bright bathers can even be distracted from the thought of Santa.
I'm looking forward to doing the Spotlights this week, I think this is a fab topic! Why not have a look at the contributions of the FSO team , see what seasonal colours there are elsewhere in the world.
Monday, 16 December 2013
A sure sign summer is here - the first passionfruit flower has appeared:
The twins have had their birthday. Imagine, they were born 15 summers ago, where did that time go?
Saturday I went to the beach.
and enjoyed the sights of summer:
There's no doubt, summer really is here.
Friday, 13 December 2013
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Friday, 6 December 2013
One rainy day it was sheep being moved along the road.
Monday, 2 December 2013
and after watching for a little saw something move, then jump on to an old tyre.
Midnight stayed on alert till it hopped away. I don't think she knew quite what to make of it, but she definitely knew it was something different in her world.
But this afternoon it was back, around the back of the house this time. It stayed there long enough for Georgia to see it.
So we had to launch the Catch the Bunny offensive.
Now that's bound to work, isn't it?
Friday, 29 November 2013
Farmers in a local parade, not exactly at work but showing how they and their dogs can control those sheep even in difficult situation.
Little people dream about the work they will do when they are big people:
I imagine many little people dream about this guy's job:
Mussel boat crewmen:
Monday, 25 November 2013
They made me coffee and mixed the pancake batter while I got dressed. We had nice pancakes for breakfast, then as quickly as they had appeared, they were gone again, off through the paddock, walking home.
If they are going to make a habit of breaking into houses, they will have to learn how to be a bit less conspicuous.
It was early evening and the chooks had gone into the coop to settle down for the night. The bull decided the coop looked like something good to have a rub against. He startled the chooks who squarked and flapped and erupted from the coop right under his nose. I don't think he' a very bright bull, when I went outside to see what all the noise was about, he was standing there looking puzzled, then looked at me as if I were the culprit.
His mate had scarpered off in consternation but was keeping a keen eye on me.
Young bulls make entertaining neighbours!
Sunday, 24 November 2013
While the ten year olds are noisily enjoying themselves:
the phone once again distracts the teenager. (I will try to keep this image of her wearing my hat out of my mind next time I wear it!)
She then distracts herself with my camera (and her dad's boots).
Pointing it up and down at random:
But eventually the sounds of fun from the young ones draws her back to the water and she deigns to join them.
And when the real fun starts, she totally forgets she is a cool teenager.
Roll on summer!